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Obama Taliban Talks

Obama's Winning Move: Negotiate with the Taliban

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Negotiated settlement could well be the most important part of the 2012 reelection campaign. Getting negotiations underway and reporting genuine results could deliver an election-decider to Obama, because it could mean an earlier withdrawal.

Ex-British Ambassador To Afghanistan: U.S. Must Negotiate With Taliban

Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.19.2011 | World

From 2007 to 2010, Sherard Cowper-Coles served as Britain's ambassador and special representative to Afghanistan, giving him an inside view of the str...

Obama Administration Entered Direct, Secret Talks With Taliban Leaders: Report

The New Yorker | Steve Koll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On August 22, 1998, Mullah Omar, the emir of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, made a cold call to the State Department. The United States had just lobbed cr...